The Spanish midfielder did not feature in the west London side's starting XI much under Roberto Di Matteo as he did earlier in the season, but he wants to fight for his placeEXCLUSIVE
By Alberto Pinero
Oriol Romeu has vowed that he will not leave Chelsea, despite not featuring for the Blues as often as he would have liked since the turn of the year.
The Catalan starlet formed a considerable part of Andre Villas-Boas’ plans, but struggled for game time under Roberto Di Matteo, who succeeded the Portuguese trainer in March.
Nevertheless, the young midfielder is not worried by the situation, and exclusively revealed to Goal.com that he will stay and fight for a first-team berth at Stamford Bridge next season.
"Di Matteo is at Chelsea and so am I. I have a contract, and my dream is to play," the Barcelona youth product told Goal.com.
"I demonstrated to myself that I could play early in the season, and I think I'm able. Hopefully next season I will enjoy more minutes on the pitch.
"For me, the season at Chelsea has been spectacular, especially the achievement of winning the Champions League. It's something I always dreamed of as a child."
Romeu then proceeded to praise strikers Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres, stating that the Spaniard will not depart the club, while the 34-year-old remains a top-drawer player despite his advancing years.
"Drogba has demonstrated perfectly that he is good enough to go on to another big team," he continued.
"He ended his time here spectacularly, and I think he could play for any team, including Real Madrid and Barcelona.
"I do not think Fernando Torres will leave Chelsea. They love him very much. He is fine, and I think he will do well at Euro 2012."